Now what’s going on in Beaconsfield?
CROWDS flocked in their droves to an annual town event at the weekend.
For more than 20 years the Beaconsfield Society has run the annual Beaconsfield Now! community fun day, an event which brings together charities and not-for-profit organi- sations. This year the event, which took place from 11am until 2pm, was held on Saturday May 6, with hundreds of people treated to a range of events throughout the day
in one of the town’s biggest days in its calender.
According to the Beaconsfield Now! Facebook page, more than 400 cars were at the event as people turned out in their thousands, with organisers dubbing it a “massive success”.
If these photos are anything to go by, it looked like a fantastic family fun day out, as both young and old can be seen taking part in maypole danc- ing, there was a classic car show, bouncy castle and a miniature steam train.
A number of different community events and organisations set up stalls for the day, while local dignitaries, including town crier Dick Smith and Beaconsfield mayor Patrick Hogan, mingled with the attendees.
In previous years the event has been held outside the town hall, but for a change this year’s the event was held at Beaconsfield Rugby Club to allow more people to visit by car.
The Beaconsfield Now! Facebook page stated: “It was good to see the kids doing their maypole dance at Beaconsfield Now this year down at the rugby club. New venue and massive turnout throughout the day and thanks again to everyone who came along to support and participate.”
(Clockwise(Cl k i fromf top)t )M Musicali l accompanimenti tt to the fair; petting one of the dogs; the scouts get the barbecue on the go
(Clockwise(Cl k i fromf top)t ) ChildrenChild taketk part ti in Maypole dancing; town crier Dick Smith, Ann Tennant, Mike Elliot and Mayor of Beaconsfield Patrick Hogan; guides man the cake stall
Andrew Grace takes little passengers on a miniature train ride
Crowds watch the entertainment on offer; (left) children enjoy the bouncy castle